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Species Timema chumash

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Phasmida (Walkingsticks)
Family Timematidae
Genus Timema
Species chumash (Timema chumash)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Timema chumash Hebard, 1920
Explanation of Names
The epithet chumash refers to the Chumash people, a Native American tribe that inhabited an area including where this species is found.
San Gabriel Mnts, San Bernardino Mnts, San Jacinto, and northern Santa Rosa Mnts. [Vickery(1993)]
April to June (rarely as late as August). [Vickery(1993)]
Recorded host plants include: ceanothus (Ceanothus spp.), chamise (Adenostoma spp.), manzanita (Arctostaphylos), mountain mahogony (Cercocarpus spp.), oak (Quercus spp.).
Print References
Burrows, Malcolm (2008). Jumping in a wingless stick insect, Timema chumash (Phasmatodea, Timematodea, Timematidae). Jour. Experimental Biol. 211: 1021-1028 (Full Text)
Hebard, M. (1920) The genus Timema Scudder, with the description of a new species, (Orthoptera, Phasmidae, Timeminae). Entomological News, 31:126-132 (Read at BHL)
Vickery, V. R. (1993). Revision of Timema Scudder (Phasmatoptera: Timematodea) including three new species. Can. Entomol. 125:657–692.
Internet References
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